Poetry and Personal Experience

Young poet Hannah Hodgson talks to us about the life experiences that motivate her writing. When I think about all the things which influence me to write a poem, personal experience leaps out as a major factor. This may be because I am newly disabled and chronically ill. I can no longer eat or drink and […]

“Take thought wherever you find it”: In conversation with Camille Ralphs

We talk to Camille Ralphs, author of acclaimed poetry pamphlet Malkin and current president of Oxford University Poetry Society. Hi Camille – thanks for talking to us. It’s been a really exciting time for you with your debut pamphlet Malkin being so well received over the past year. What’s been your experience of that so far? I’ve been lucky. […]

How to give (and receive) constructive feedback

We’ve put together a short list of tips and ideas that we hope will guide you in the best ways to give constructive feedback on another person’s poetry, and how best to take it on board yourself. Showing someone else your writing can be a really daunting experience. However confident you feel about your work, […]

Poetry for Peace

Find out more about the Poetry for Peace project, involving poets Adnan al-Sayegh Jenny Lewis working with Oxford schools on themes of heritage and peace.